Everyone has a bad day at work from time to time.
But how do you know it’s time to move on from a current role?
We believe that making the decision to change jobs should take time, and should never happen in the heat of the moment.
Which is why we’ve compiled our top reasons to leave a job, if you’re thinking of making the move:
1. You’ve started to dread it
Your alarm blares through your ears, and you find yourself throwing the blankets over your head.
“I don’t want to go in today. I really don’t want to go in today.”
You get the train with your heart in the pit of your stomach, and the moment you enter the office, your eyes drift to the clock to see how long you’ve got left of your working day, but it’s only just started.
Now we know everyone isn’t a morning person, but if this has become a daily routine, alarm bells should be ringing.
If you’re going to be working each and every day until you retire, you should at least get some enjoyment from your role.
2. Your wellbeing is suffering
Are you finding yourself sick more than usual?
Are you working so many hours that your lifestyle is taking the hit?
Too much pressure can lead to health issues in the long-run, and whilst it may be fine for a bit, over extended periods they may not be as fun.
No job is worth your wellbeing suffering.
3. There’s no room for progression
Perhaps you’ve been passed over for promotion too many times, or you’ve hit the ceiling in your current role, and can’t go any higher.
Unless you absolutely love the role you’re in, don’t waste your time in a position that doesn’t offer you opportunities for growth.
It may end up hindering your career progression in the long run.
4. There is a toxic work atmosphere
If your boss is constantly unhappy, or your colleagues are always complaining, you may have a toxic workplace atmosphere.
According to Bustle a toxic work environment is: anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, unappreciated, or undervalued. This can range from all out bullying, screaming and talked down to, to more subtle forms of poor communication, setting people up for failure, mismanagement and an air of hostility.
Does this sound like your workplace?
Then it may be time for a change of pace.
5. You justify the negatives
“I’m always working overtime, and my work colleagues aren’t the nicest, but I’m on a decent wage.”
Why have one or the other?
If you find yourself complaining about your job more often than praising it, you should have a job that allows you to focus more on the positives than the negatives.
Know that these roles are out there, and we can help.
6. The role doesn’t speak to you anymore
There’s nothing wrong with outgrowing a role, especially if you’ve been working in it for quite a while.
On the off-chance that you’ve lost your passion for your position, it may be worth changing jobs and searching elsewhere for something more worthwhile.
7. Procrastination has become a daily habit
Right, time to get to work…but there is this new post on Facebook…
Back to work…but have you seen this cat video?
Are you finding yourself making excuses not to work?
Or maybe just giving yourself distractions from your current task at hand?
Everyone procrastinates from time to time, but if this is all day everyday, you may have lost interest in your role.
You should at least have some part of your job that’s more interesting than what Susans doing for dinner tonight.
8. You’re reading this blog
We went there.
If you’re reading this blog, the thought of leaving your current role has stuck with you so much, that you’ve decided to check out this post.
Why did you decide to read this article?
Is it because you’re looking for a reason to leave you role, and need something to back up how you’re feeling?
When it comes down to leaving your job, pick your moment to leave.
Make sure you’ve got your next role lined up, and take into consideration any notice period you have to give.
Keep in mind there are some times that are better than others to hand in your notice.
Not sure where to start on your job search?
That’s where we come in.
We are Campbell & Fletcher Recruitment, a finance and banking recruitment company specialising in the career management of the highest calibre people in banking and financial services across the UK.
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